How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Colorado

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):



Home Inspector Licensing in Colorado:

(As of Oct 15, 2014) Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has completed its evaluation of the sunrise application for regulation of home inspectors and has made a report available. Colorado does not currently regulate home inspectors. There is currently no significant activity by legislatures to create licensing. Visit for more information. 

Insurance for Inspectors​

Although Colorado doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit for information on how to sign up.  

The InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School provides the world's best training for home inspectors. The InterNACHI School is our hands-on training and classroom facility at InterNACHI Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado

During class breaks, students may:

  • practice performing home inspections inside the House of Horrors, an entire house with 1,000 defects, built under our roof; 
  • test-drive over $20,000 worth of inspection tools, including infrared cameras and moisture meters;
  • shop at the Inspector Outlet, our in-house store for home inspectors; and
  • consult with InterNACHI's Marketing Team to help boost your business.

Home Inspector School Partners

For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, please click here.

Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors are required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of Continuing Education every year to renew their certification. View the Continuing Education Policy.
All of InterNACHI's online education courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.

How to Join InterNACHI

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Colorado Chapters:

Denver Chapter of InterNACHI
Colorado Springs Chapter of InterNACHI

Vocational Rehabilitation:

InterNACHI is an approved vendor of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, a federal and state resource that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. If you’re interested in becoming a home inspector and have a physical or mental disability, Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for an InterNACHI membership, or assist you in obtaining the equipment and resources you will need. If you or someone you know has a disability and needs assistance, visit one of the Vocational Rehabilitation Centers in your area. Visit the CDLE page for more information.

Real Estate Cards (free for members):

Colorado-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses.
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information. 
Colorado Real Estate Commission approves InterNACHI as a course provider for licensed real estate agents.
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Radon Tester Certification in Colorado (online & free for members):

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recommends hiring a Certified Radon Tester. Students are recommended to complete a radon measurement certification course approved by AARST-NRPP or NRSB.  Visit the Colorado website for details.
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course" is AARST- NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. Take the course (online & free for members) at, then take the AARST-NRPP certification exam.

Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector™. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed.

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10;
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency. 
  To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Michelle to participate in the program.

Become a Home Energy Score Assessor


Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):



Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

Learn the 17 steps to building and operating a successful home inspection business by taking our free, online Home Inspection Business Course.

InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.

Membership Benefits (free for members):